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Community impact award for Air Ambulance shop

In December the Oundle branch of the Air Ambulance Charity Shop received the Community Impact Award 2018 from the Air Ambulance Service for its work in the community. There are…

Barnwell village community group rallies to save shop

Amid plans for the sale of their village shop, Barnwell residents have formed the Barnwell Village Shop Community Group to investigate the feasibility of supporting, developing and sustaining a community…

Ioan Thomas made headlines as an inspirational teacher

Ioan Thomas made headlines as an inspirational teacher

For decades Ioan Thomas was a familiar figure riding his bicycle on busy errands through Oundle’s streets. Following a few years of declining mobility, he died in March, aged 90.…

Former musician David Bateman dies at 87

Former musician David Bateman dies at 87

The musician and teacher, David Bateman died at Polebrook Nursing Home in December, aged 87, after a long illness. Mr Bateman came to Oundle in 1981 as Head of Strings…

New Oxfam Music and Book Shop

New Oxfam Music and Book Shop

Oxfam’s new Books and Music shop was opened on Thursday, April 18 by Oxfam Oundle’s longest serving volunteer of 35 years, Sheila Mills, who cut the ribbon at the opening…

North Shoes is named top ladies independent retailer

North Shoes is named top ladies independent retailer

North Shoes, a local fifth-generation shoe retailer, was named ladies independent footwear retailer of the Year at the 2019 Footwear Industry Awards at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre in February. Managing…

Oundle News changes business hands

After 18 years at the helm of Oundle News, in March, Chris Cant passed on the business to new owner, Mr Niranjanan from Letchworth. Oundle News is a core business…

Local pubs change hands

According to the latest industry figures, 18 pubs a week are closing in Britain. This hit close to home when two of the area’s most popular local pubs closed unexpectedly…

WWI centenary commemorations celebrate Peace Day

After five years of commemorations honouring the memory of those who died in the First World War 100 years ago, Oundle will be reviving a celebration of peace. One hundred…

Inspiring music and theatre at International Festival

Inspiring music and theatre at International Festival

The Oundle International Festival returns for its 35th year this July with a diverse programme. The festival opens on the 4th of July with a Scottish reeling event jointly hosted…

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